6 Cool and Creative Ways to Use Cucumber

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6 Cool and Creative Ways to Use Cucumber

Pickled Cucumber and Onion Appetizer
This recipe is easy to make but adds a light kick to any party…

Ali Rosen

Credit: Jane Bruce

Greek Cucumber Salad
A simple, refreshing Greek salad is a great go-to for those hot summer nights when you just don't feel like turning on the stove…

Carly Goldsmith

Credit: Jane Bruce

Cucumber Gin and Tonic with Blueberries
I assure you, it tastes as good as it looks…

Jane Bruce

Credit: Jane Bruce

Cucumber Salad with Vinegar-Soy Dressing
This light salad is both refreshing and flavorful, and makes the perfect side dish for dinner…

Nina Fomufod

Credit: Nina Fomufod

Spicy Cucumber-Salmon Ceviche
The refreshing, cooling effect of cucumber is pretty much blown right out of the water…

Will Budiaman

Credit: Jane Bruce

Tzatziki Sauce
Traditionally served as a Greek condiment with lamb, tzatiki sauce is a great pairing for whatever protein is on your plate…

Anne Dolce

Credit: Anne Dolce


Crisp, refreshing cucumber is a welcome summertime treat that's a great way to beat the heat. Use them in salads, blend them into chilled soups, or incorporate them into a classic yogurt dip.

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Whatever you decide to do with them, they're certainly a delicious and versatile fruit (that's right, it's technically fruit) that is open to a variety of preparations and cuisines.

This week, The Daily Meal's editorial team flexed its creative muscles and created six original recipes with cucumbers for you to enjoy. Highlights include a spicy cucumber and wild salmon ceviche, made with fiery dried Thai bird's-eye chiles, as well as a sublime (and strong) gin and cucumber cocktail. Cooking (or not cooking) with cucumbers has never been so exciting.

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